Roast Chicken / Turkey

Rub 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil on the outside of the bird. Tip: put the extra virgin olive oil on like a thin layer of sunscreen.

Sprinkle herbs, such as thyme sage, Herbs de Provence, cumin and basil (cumin and sage are in traditional turkey recipes).

Saute onions in butter and extra virgin olive oil until onions are translucent. Add coarsely chopped root vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, parnsips and rutabaga. Cook on HIGH.

Roasted Beets and Rutabaga

Rinse all vegetables.

Cut into 2-inch cubes.

Laddle vegetables into a glass baking dish. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over vegetables. Add sea salt.

Place the baking dish in the over for 40-45 minutes at 375-400° F.

Whole Grain Yogurt Pancakes

Mix oatmeal, oat bran, whole wheat flour in bowl. Add baking soda and baking powder.

Lentil Dish

Scrub the celery, carrots and onions.

Chop onions into 1/2-inch cubes, celery and carrots into 1/4-inch cubes.

Heat pan on HIGH. Drizzle 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil to coat the pan.

Add onions. Keep them moving in the pan.

Once the onions become translucent, add carrots and celery.

Sweat the vegetables by letting the vegetables cook uncovered so the moisture in the pan can evaporate. Stir occasionally.

Sweet Potato French Fries

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Butternut Squash Soup

Cut the butternut squash into 2-3 inch sections.

Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over squash. Sprinkle with salt.

Roast squash in the oven at 400° F for 40 minutes or until soft. Set aside.

Saute onion, celery, carrots and squash until they are lightly browned.

Reduce heat and mash mixture.

Puree the mixture in a food processor.

Pour the puree back into pan.

Add 2 cups homemade chicken stock (see Mom’s Penicillin Chicken Stock.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Braised Short Ribs

Prepare a saucepan with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp pepper. Heat on HIGH.

Saute onions and carrots. Add a rosemary.

Mix in short ribs.

Add 1 cup red wine.

Turn heat to LOW.

Pour in 1/2 jar of tomato suace.

Let simmer on low for 4-5 hours.

Barley

Add barley and water to a pot. Bring to a rapid boil.

Once at a boil, turn the burner OFF.

Let stand for 40 minutes.

Homemade Wheat Bread

Test to make sure the yeast is active.

Add honey to mixing bowl, followed by salt peanut oil.

Now add bread flour.

Whisk in eggs.

Add oats, bulgur wheat and sunflower seeds to bowl.

Add 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Sprinkle white and wheat flour on work surface in equal portions.

Homemade Applesauce

Cut apples into quarters (about 2-inch chunks).

Squeeze lemon juice over mixture.

Fill saucepan with water and bring to a boil.

Add apple slices. Cover saucepan almost all the way (leaving lid cracked open about 1 inch).

Simmer the apples until they are the consistency you like (between 10 and 20 minutes).

Season with cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired.

Italian Stew

Rinse and cut all vegetables into large chunks.

Fill large pot with 1 inch water and 1 tbsp salt.

Bring water to a boil.

Add all vegetables.

Cover pot almost all the way with a lid.

Let steam. The dish is ready when you can easily pierce the mixture with a fork.

Kale, Corn and Sweet Tomato Salad

Not just for garnish, kale is a super-nutritious relative of cabbage. Containing healthy amounts of iron, vitamins and antioxidents, this dish is not only good for you, but just plain good.

Turkey Patties

Mix ingredients together well and form into 4-5 patties.

Cook 5 minutes on medium-high heat on each side until cooked through.

Stuffed Zucchini (or Green Peppers)

Poach sliced zucchini skin side up in about an inch of salted water in pan. At end flip for a few minutes. Do not cover. Check tenderness. Do not want mushy!

In second pan, brown ground turkey until cooked through.

Sesame Noodles

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.

Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.